Stewardship Crew

Northern Forest Canoe Trail Stewardship Crew

As the only dedicated water trail crew in the Northeast, NFCT’s stewardship crew specializes in projects at the interface of land and water, including campsites, portage trails, and access points. We work with partners to implement projects along the NFCT and throughout adjacent waterways of the Northern Forest. Drawing on our extensive experience working in challenging, ecologically sensitive, and often remote environments, our crew implements practices that are flexible, durable, and innovative.

Our team generally consists of three college age stewardship interns and an experienced crew leader. The crew is equipped to coordinate volunteer work days into projects, providing unique opportunities for community engagement.

Crew Leader

Brian Kohr
Brian is a graduate of Keene State College in New Hampshire who has done several years of work in Idaho recently. He has worked as a fisheries technician and has been an aquatic monitoring crew leader there. Brian also worked for AmeriCorps for three years and has spent time employed by the Joshua Tree National Park and has volunteered for the Olympic National Park.

 Crew Members

Josie Bourne
Josie grew up in Lebanon, New Hampshire. After spending last year abroad in Costa Rica, she is back in the States this year at school in Middlebury, Vermont, studying spanish and environmental studies there. She is passionate about sustainable food systems, outdoor recreation, and languages. In her free time, she loves to hike, ski, play ultimate frisbee, and read. This upcoming season she is looking forward to getting back into trail work, getting to know everyone, and getting dirty!


Jackson Happ
Jackson is from Great Barrington Massachusetts and attends Plymouth State University. His passions include snowboarding, hiking, cooking, paddling, and traveling. This summer he is looking forward to traveling and  working with willing volunteers on projects that mean something. He is excited to travel the highways of the wilderness in a waterway Winnebago with likeminded people.



Laszlo Reed
Laszlo is a rising senior at Warren Wilson College where he studies Outdoor Leadership and Education. While at school he works as a forest technician on Warren Wilson’s forestry crew and for the past few summers he has lead groups of kids and teenagers through the forests and rivers of the midwest. Laszlo is an avid lover of music in most every form that it comes in. When he’s not off in the woods somewhere he plays guitar in one of his school’s old-time/folk bands and frequents the local contra dances. His favorite pastimes include climbing, skiing, and crafting.



The NFCT crew is always seeking new work in the Northern Forest. If you are interested in putting our crew to work on your water trail project, contact Noah Pollock at [email protected]